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Miller: ‘Mental Health and School Safety’ topic of March 13 news conference in Capitol Media Center

(Mar 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, joined by other legislators, will host a “Mental Health and School Safety” news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the Capitol Media Center. Spurred in part by national reaction to the recent school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Fla., the legislators want to ensure that any aspect of mental health discussed in relation to school violence is appropriately tailored and addressed in way that will not increase stigma or reinforce negative stereotypes. While they agree this is a very important discussion to have, the legislators also want to underscore that too many have fought too hard for parity, acceptance and support to allow the roughly 20 percent of U.S. residents with a mental health issue to unjustly shoulder the blame for all acts of school violence. Additionally, participants intend to stress the reality that people with a mental health issue are much more likely to be victims of crime than its perpetrators. Participating legislators will be joined by spokespeople from key stakeholder groups, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association. In addition to Miller, state Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Tom Murt, Gene DiGirolamo, Jason Ortitay and Judy Ward are among those expected to attend. Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

5th Annual Disability Summit, March 22 and 23

(Mar 07, 2018)

My 5th Annual Disability Summit on March 22 and 23 features over 20 informative sessions, Support Services and Employment & Transition Fairs, and notable guest speakers. Read more

 

Miller Talks About 2018 Disability Summit

(Feb 21, 2018)

Ahead of his fifth annual Disability Summit, Pa. state Rep. Dan Miller is laying out details about what participants can look forward to at the upcoming event on March 22 and March 23. Read more

 

Miller, Fontana: $1.59 million grant to aid Castle Shannon streetscape project

(Feb 09, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, today announced a Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $1.59 million for Phase II of the Castle Shannon Streetscape Project, through the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund. Miller and Fontana said the project will provide handicapped access between three transit stations in Castle Shannon, along with improved access and safety to complement a new, 152-unit apartment building being built on an Allegheny Port Authority parking lot. “I thank the CFA and the governor for making this investment in the 42 nd Legislative District,” Miller said. “When we improve transportation access for the handicapped, we are in actuality making sure more of our friends and neighbors can take advantage of our public transportation system.” Miller said he and Fontana were equally determined in support of the Castle Shannon grant application. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, such as streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development Read more

 

Child Support panel discussion March 6

(Jan 26, 2018)

Join us as we discuss with our panel of experts how to navigate the legal system when it comes to parents sharing responsibilities for their children. We will also talk about common problems parents face and hopefully come up with ideas that would make the system work better for all parties. Read more

 

Annual Economic Development Roundtable

(Jan 22, 2018)

Dear Friends,As your state representative, it is always a priority for me to help local government and business leaders in District 42 to implement initiatives that will benefit and grow our communities. In order to better understand and support their priorities, we will host our annual roundtable discussion on February 26th from 10am to 11:30am at the Castle Shannon Municipal Building. This event of course is open to the public and we hope to see members from all communities there as well. Read more

 

Economic Development Business Roundtable Feb. 26

(Jan 22, 2018)

Our annual roundtable discussion is a chance for me learn about local government and business leaders’ initiatives to benefit our communities in District 42. To better understand and support their priorities, my office will once again host our roundtable discussion. This event is open to the public and we hope to see members from all communities there. Read more

 

State Reps. Miller, Rabb, Sims and Solomon call for prompt action in wake of sexual harassment allegations in Harrisburg

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, Chris Rabb, Brian Sims and Jared Solomon, all D-Phila., today issued the following statement and call for action in the wake of sexual harassment allegations in the Pennsylvania legislature. “The recent reports and allegations emanating from Harrisburg are deeply troubling. For too long, stories of inappropriate behavior have been kept hush-hush, universally acknowledged but rarely acted upon,” the lawmakers wrote to legislative leaders. “It is simply insulting to the character of our Commonwealth that women have to whisper warnings to each other about which legislators they should avoid. In addition, the level of professional harm that far too many women have endured is incalculable. It is vital that we as male legislators reflect on our role in either perpetuating this culture in Harrisburg or analyze our as yet unsuccessful efforts to end it. “It seems rather basic. If you grope someone, you are unfit for office. If you expose yourself to someone, you are unfit for office. If you condition employment or in any way use your office to intimidate or coerce someone into doing something inappropriate, if you are more interested in how a woman looks rather than her skills for the job, you are unfit for office. And, to no less of a degree, if you are silent when such incidents of discrimination and assault occur in front of you, then you are unfit for office. None of these personal Read more

 

Brookline Elected Officials Meet & Greet, Jan. 20

(Dec 18, 2017)

All Brookline residents are invited to join Senator Wayne Fontana and Representatives Dan Deasy, Harry Readshaw and Dan Miller for a Meet & Greet with your new county & city elected leaders! Read more

 

2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Dec 18, 2017)

Click here and download Rep. Miller's 2018 Capitol Scenes Calendar. Read more

 

Rep. Miller's Disability Summit

(Dec 14, 2017)

2018 Disability Summit Read more

 

November Month In Review

(Dec 01, 2017)

November Month in Review Read more

 

Miller: Substance Abuse Forum huge success; many questions answered

(Nov 29, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 29 – From dealing with the unique stresses and emotional turmoil of a loved one’s addiction, to the practical challenges many face in getting appropriate treatment, the Substance Abuse Forum held today by state Rep. Dan Miller delved deeply into navigating the road to recovery. Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, said the free, five-session event at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Washington Road provided attendees with expert insights from more than a dozen panelists in the legal, medical, human services and drug addiction recovery fields. “We envisioned this as a public service event where those impacted by the opioid and heroin crisis could learn more about the ‘Challenges to Recovery’ – with separate focuses on families, kids, crime and access to treatment – and it did not disappoint,” Miller said. “We set out to cover all the bases and provide useful information, and our panelists certainly delivered.” Miller said the presence of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who hosted the opening session with a discussion centered on the drug epidemic’s scope and what his office is doing to combat it, underscored the seriousness of the problem. Shapiro said, “The opioid epidemic is the number one public health and public safety problem facing Pennsylvania, and it’s my top priority as attorney general. We lose 13 Pennsylvanians every day to this crisis. My office has arrested more Read more

 

Two Community Events This Week!

(Nov 28, 2017)

Dear Friends, I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving and hopefully had a little extra time off with your families. Read more

 

Substance Abuse Forum & Resource Fair

(Nov 22, 2017)

Our Substance Abuse Forum on November 29th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is almost here! We are very excited about our programming, which kicks off with a special discussion with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and we hope to find a variety of answers, solutions, and ideas that can help people find their way to long-term recovery. Read more

 

Miller to host free Substance Abuse Forum, Resource Fair on Nov. 29

(Nov 20, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 20 – Noting its in-depth focus on “Challenges to Recovery,” state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, invites the public to attend a free Substance Abuse Forum from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will open the event with a noon to 1 p.m. overview of what his office is doing to combat the opioid and heroin public health epidemic, Miller said, followed by four panel discussions on related topics. A member of the House Human Services and Judiciary committees and the HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention, and Education) Caucus, Miller has made addressing the opioid/heroin crisis and saving lives a top legislative priority. He said the forum is designed to address common hurdles on the road to recovery – and is paired with a Resource Fair of exhibitors that will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This is not an awareness-level event; by now, everyone is aware that we have a crisis on our hands,” Miller said. “In addition to Attorney General Shapiro, we’ve assembled four panels of experts who will share their knowledge and take questions from the audience, with the goal of providing concrete information to help addicts and their families.” The Substance Abuse Forum will include these five sessions, for which registration at www.MillerSubstanceAbuse.eventbrite.com is encouraged but not required: Read more

 

Miller: Baldwin-Whitehall, Keystone Oaks school districts to benefit from $100,000 in ‘Safe Schools’ Police/Resource Officer grants

(Nov 17, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 17– The state Department of Education has notified state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, that $100,000 in grants for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers will be awarded to the Baldwin-Whitehall and Keystone Oaks school districts. Miller said Baldwin-Whitehall is getting $60,000, while $40,000 is going to Keystone Oaks. Miller said official notice is expected to be sent to the school districts today. “Programs like this, which further ensure the safety of our students, have my full support,” Miller said. “I thank the Department of Education for this valuable funding, because having a safe and secure learning environment for all students is a necessity.” The money is coming from the Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant program. Applicants are eligible for a maximum individual grant of $60,000 for a school resource officer and $40,000 for a school police officer. Local police agencies and municipalities can apply and receive a grant but they must have prior consent of the governing board of the school to place school resource officers on the school’s premises. Read more

 

Miller: $91,500 state grant to aid Mt. Lebanon public space improvement

(Nov 15, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 15 – Pedestrian safety and mobility along Washington Road , which hosts 20,000 vehicles and thousands of residents and employees daily , will be aided by a $91,500 grant announced today by state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon. Miller said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the award through the Gaming and Economic Development Tourism Fund, which was established to aid community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenue generated from all casinos. The money will go to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to help sub-grantee Mt. Lebanon replace 33,200 feet of sidewalk, 4,500 feet of conduit and 72 light poles along Washington Road, which essentially serves as the municipality’s Main Street. Miller said the upgrade is badly needed, noting that existing sidewalks and lighting are 20 years old. “This grant will be instrumental to maintaining the safety and vibrancy of the central business district,” Miller wrote in his letter of support for the project. “Mt. Lebanon’s Comprehensive Plan and Uptown Strategic Plan have identified decrepit sidewalks and dated street lighting as critical items necessary to improve the safety and mobility of the area.” Miller said: “Washington Road is used by thousands of residents, both young school children attending schools on the road, as well as seniors visiting the many physician offices located there. These improvements in Read more

 

Social Work CEUs available at the Substance Abuse Forum!

(Nov 15, 2017)

Dear Friends, Our Substance Abuse Forum is only two weeks away, and besides our recent announcement that Attorney General Josh Shapiro will be joining us, we are also very excited to announce that most of the event will not be eligible for continuing education credits for social workers! Read more

 

Miller announces $1.25 million grant for St. Clair Memorial Hospital

(Nov 15, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 14 – The realignment of North Wren Drive in Scott Township as part of St. Clair Memorial Hospital’s new ambulatory care center will benefit from a $1.25 million grant announced today by state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon. Miller said the new, 290-000-square-foot center spans the boundary between Scott and Mount Lebanon townships, and for the facility to operate correctly North Wren Drive needs rebuilt and realigned to intersect with Bower Hill Road directly opposite Firwood Drive. “The two roads are currently offset by 80 feet, which causes inefficient traffic movement, limited sight distance and reduced pedestrian safety,” Miller said. “I thank the CFA board for recognizing the immense benefit that will come from funding this important project.” Miller said St. Clair Hospital is also creating 90 new jobs as part of the $2.9 million total cost project. The state funding comes through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents of the commonwealth. These grants are available for projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more, and the grant cannot exceed $3 million. Read more